Craggy Gardens: A Hidden Gem for Your Asheville Elopement
If you’re a nature-loving bride or groom seeking a unique and out-of-this-world location for your elopement, then you might just fall in love with Craggy Gardens. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Parkway, this high-elevation wonderland is adorned with lush trees, vibrant floral blooms, and breathtaking mountain views. With just a short 1.4-mile hike, you can immerse yourself in the prettiest parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway and enjoy 360-degree views that will make your elopement truly unforgettable.
Frequently Asked Questions about Craggy Gardens Elopements:
Can you elope and get married at Craggy Gardens?
You sure can! However, Craggy Gardens is part of the Blue Ridge Parkway and you will need a permit. The permit process involves a $60 application fee at the time of submission and a $40 administration fee when the permit is issued. You can find detailed information on wedding permits here.
Where is Craggy Gardens?
Craggy Gardens is situated just 20 miles north of Asheville, making it conveniently accessible for those looking to tie the knot somewhere with epic views yet still be close to some great hotels and restaurants.
How long of a hike is the Craggy Gardens Pinnacle trail?
The Craggy Gardens Pinnacle trail hike is only 1.4 miles. It’s hard to beat that when 360 degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains are waiting for you!
What is the elevation of Craggy Gardens?
The elevation at Craggy Gardens is 5,500 feet.
Days like this make us take a step back and and just be so grateful for our jobs! We feel so blessed and honored to adventure around with amazing people in the most incredible locations. This sunrise elopement at Craggy Gardens with Steven and Brittany was such a sweet and special morning!
A Peaceful Summer Morning in The Mountains
When Steven and Brittany from Jacksonville, FL, decided to elope in the stunning North Carolina mountains, they knew exactly where they wanted to go: Craggy Gardens on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Britany fell in love with Asheville and the breathtaking views of Craggy Gardens and knew that was the place for them to tie the knot. So with their one-year-old son and closest friends in tow, the couple was ready for a spontaneous outdoor elopement adventure.
A Hidden Overlook and a Sunrise Vow Exchange
On the morning of their elopement, we met Steven, Brittany, their cutie son, and their best friends at Craggy Gardens at 5 am. We watched the sun rise come up on the mountains and the two of them shared their first look. Seeing their love and excitement for the day was so special! Then we started our hike up the mountain. It was so cute seeing their little guy all bundled up and along for the ride! We made it to a hidden overlook spot where they exchanged their vows in a simple yet heartfelt ceremony.
Magical Craggy Pinnacle Elopement Portraits
After the ceremony, we hiked up to Craggy Pinnacle where there are 360-degree mountain views. One of the great benefits to Craggy Pinnacle is that it is only a 1.4-mile hike! Once we made it to the top, we all just stood in awe over how stunning it was. And to make the morning even more special, we were the only ones there so it felts like we had the mountains to ourselves!
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